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The Pledge October 3, 2006

Posted by Shujath in English, Movies, Reviews.
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At the beginning….this starts out like an average hollywood suspense thriller…a young girl brutally molested and murdered, the suspect who is caught confesses and shoots himself and the case is closed….but our hero (Jack Nicholson) has his own doubts and sets out independently to find the real culprit; so far it’s pretty routine but then on it takes an unconventional turn and becomes more of a drama than a thriller as the movie concentrates more on Nicholson’s obsession with this and his resulting behavioural changes than what seemed like the real plot initially. This is what really sets this movie apart from others of this genre….I was expecting a standard suspense thriller and trying to predict the killer and any other twists but after a point of time I could see that the movie was changing track….so just sat back and enjoyed the rest of it without thinking too much. Jack Nicholson is the heart and soul of the movie. Sean Penn…who directs this movie keeps it interesting throughout. I would rate this as an above average thriller which you can watch mainly for Nicholson.

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